The bright yellow flowers of Evening Primrose can be found in disturbed soil along roadsides, streams and rivers, and in open fields. The oil is very rich in essential fatty acids and is used for a variety of ailments. Fresh green shoots are great in salads and the roots can be eaten as a vegetable. Seed needs a cold period to germinate so sprinkle outside and allow late winter/early spring weather to work its magic.
Days to maturity: 75-80 days
Bloom type: Biennial